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    Posted: 12 Nov 17 at 9:47am
What is the best way to get salt-encrusted corrosion out of a sailing top zip? Soaking in hot water and dry lube have failed....
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If all else fails you can pick it out with a pin.
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Boiling hot water straight out of the kettle
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Vinegar can sometimes help, depends on the zip type.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote laser193713 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Nov 17 at 1:32pm
Originally posted by craiggo

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I have heard that diet works best because the sugar actually inhibits the acid in full fat coke.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote catmandoo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Nov 17 at 10:21pm
And when slider is corroded away  with salt , has anyone found one of the retro fit slider solutions to work and if so which , my magic marine bouyancy aid slider given up life 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zippyRN Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Nov 17 at 10:45pm
Originally posted by laser193713

Originally posted by craiggo

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I have heard that diet works best because the sugar actually inhibits the acid in full fat coke.


 in that case you may as well just make up a solution of  acetic  or  phosphoric acid and soda stream them 
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Thanks for all the suggestions guys. In this case all failed. Sadly the bin beckons.
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Just as an antidote to all that serious sh!t going on in the dinghy dev forum I wondered if anybody else thought this thread title sounded like the name of a fronter town in a dodgy western?

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Spice 346 "Flat Broke"
Blaze 671 "supersonic soap dish"
Supernova 395 "dolly the sheep"
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